U.S., Texas: Amtrak’s Texas Eagle is like an Artichoke, Mr. Congressman

By Russell Jackson, Highland Village, Texas, Guest Commentator; January 23, 2022 The Texas Eagle is buried in the secondary of…

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U.S.: Happy New Year Amtrak, here we go again … and remembering John Madden

By Russ Jackson, Guest Commentator; January 5, 2022 The new year opens optimistically just as all the previous ones have…

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U.S., Santa Fe Railway, Part 1: The Santa Fe Chief And The Grand Canyon; What Really Happened

By David R. Peironnet, Guest Commentator; November 5, 2021 Into the spring of 1968, the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe…

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U.S., Amtrak: Mr. And Mrs. Selden Take A Train Trip; The Harsh Reality Of Differences Between The Lake Shore Limited And Empire Builder

Editor’s Note: Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Selden took a train trip home to Minnesota from Springfield, Massachusetts earlier this month.…

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U.S., Santa Fe Railway: The Grand Canyon Was Not A Great Train, But A Nice Train Right To The Last Day Before Amtrak

Editor’s Note: Guest commentator David Peironnet has provided an outstanding view of how a secondary train can still be appealing…

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U.S., Amtrak: Veteran Passengers Comment On Superliner Linens, Doors Popping Open, Faucets, Sudden Flushing Unavailability And Possible Replacement Equipment

Editor’s Note: Frequent guest commentator Russ Jackson, the venerable retired editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review, is joined by…

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U.S., Amtrak: What Do You Bring In Your Personal Sleeping Car Repair Kit?

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; October 9, 2021 Everyone who travels has certain things they do in…

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U.S., MoPac And Amtrak Missouri River Eagle History: It Went North/South And East/West All At The Same Time, Part II

By David Peironnet, Guest Commentator; September 24, 2021 Missouri Pacific Railroad’s Missouri River Eagle went north/south and east/west all at…

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U.S., Amtrak: Sabotage!? Why Are Southwest Chief And Other Train Consists Designed For Failure?

By Andrew Selden, Guest Commentator; September 7, 2021 Under federal (and many states’) law it is a crime, often a…

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U.S., Creating A New, Better Superliner Sleeping Car Fleet

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; September 3, 2021 It’s past time to reimagine sleeping cars in North…

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U.S.: Silver Meteor History And Amtrak Needs More Superliner Lounge Car Space

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; August 16, 2021 Train Number 58, the original northbound Silver Meteor was…

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U.S., Canada: Glimpses Of Future Passenger Trains

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; April 15, 2021 A few random glimpses into the future of passenger…

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U.S., The Excitement Of The Boring Topic Of Yield Management; Amtrak Pricing Schemes

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; April 13, 2021 Yield management is not a subject which generates great…

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U.S., Three Steps To Fix American Passenger Trains Now While The $80 Billion Plan Is Debated

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation, April 5, 2021 As we further examine Amtrak’s letter to Santa Claus…

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U.S., Amtrak Cardinal History: Just Sold By CSX, ‘George Washington’s Railroad’ Was Impressive

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 31, 2021 Hyperbole was nothing new for competitive railroads in the…

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U.S., California Zephyr Informal Dining History: One Luxurious Train, Three Railroads

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 17, 2021 The original California Zephyr, a joint operation of the…

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U.S., Passenger Train Dining Car History: Food Sustains Life. Good Food Makes Life More Pleasant.

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 3, 2021 The year is anytime between 1947 and April 30,…

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U.S., The Plainsman History: One of the Best Trains You May Never Have Heard About

By David R. Peironnet, Guest Commentator, March 1, 2021 The Plainsman is like one of those pieces of classical music…

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U.S., Seaboard’s Silver Meteor and Silver Star History: A Proud Heritage for an Upscale Clientele

Editor’s Note: This material was originally written in 2019 and updated today. By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation;…

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U.S., Wabash, Union Pacific and Amtrak History: A Tale of Two Cities, Part Three

By David R. Peironnet, Guest Commentator; February 12, 2021 A Tale of Two Cities Wabash/Union Pacific City of Saint Louis…

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U.S., Amtrak: Who are the Denizens of Modern Passenger Trains?

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared on the Corridorrail.com website in the pre-pandemic world of 2018. By J. Bruce Richardson,…

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U.S., Amtrak Onboard Services History: Here’s a Tip for You

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; February 8, 2021 There has always been a tradition of tipping onboard…

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U.S., Texas: All aboard Texas Eagle’s last daily departure from San Antonio to Chicago

By Randy Diamond, San Antonio Express-News; October 11, 2020 The last daily Texas Eagle train from San Antonio to Chicago…

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U.S., Commentary: Nostalgia Not in Amtrak’s Future

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; February 5, 2020 WATCHING WASHINGTON, RAILWAY AGE FEBRUARY 2020 ISSUE: Spending…

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U.S.: Amtrak Dining Options for the Hangry Train Traveler

By Emily Murawski, Chowhound; December 22, 2019 With Amtrak setting records for ridership and revenue this year, it’s a fair…

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